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Kauai Purim Celebration 2017

2017 February 28
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by Jeff

hamentashenKauai Jews and visitors: Calling all Esthers, Mordechais, Kings and Villains!

Please join us for our annual JCK Purim Party including reading the Megillah.

  • Date: Sunday, March 12, 2017.
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Location: 4610 Uha Road, Lawai. See driving directions below.
  • Please bring a potluck dish to share.

Purim Party complete with costumes and noisemakers! Lunch, drinks and fresh locally baked Hamentashen for all will be provided by our community. Come and enjoy games and crafts with the JCK Sunday School children.

Adults are encouraged to attend in costume, too!

See you there!

Driving Directions:

Coming from Lihue, turn right at the Garden Island Mortuary in Lawai, Piko Road (from Lihue, mortuary will be on the left side. Coming from Kalaheo side, turn left on Piko, mortuary will be on your right side).  Continue straight up into the valley, pass a Private Road sign on your left and a small green meter house on your right.  The road bends to the right, then bends to the left.  After the left bend, it’s the second driveway on the left, #4610.  House sits on lava rock columns.

Please Join Us For Shabbat This Saturday

2017 February 14
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by Jeff

Kauai Shabbat

Services and Torah reading will be led for the first time by our own Rob Kvidt. Photo above of Rob and Rabbi Aryeh at High Holidays 2016.

We will have an Oneg Shabbat following the service which is being created and sponsored by both Vicki and Bill Ellacott, and by Esther Richman to honor Monroe Richman’s birthday.

Carol Pescaia is baking traditional Challah for the blessing, and Jeff Tucker will be providing some musical accompaniment during the services.

Where: St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Hardy Street, Lihue. Map.

When: Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Time: 10:00 am.

For more information please contact us.

We have updated our 2017 calendar of events through the High Holidays.

As a reminder, JCK needs sponsors for other Shabbat Onegs this year. Please take part, as many levels of help and cost accessible to all are available.

Annual MLK Kauai Celebration

2017 January 13
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by Jeff

MLK on Kauai

We invite you to attend the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day event on Monday, January 16, 2017. Schedule below. You can come for as long as you’d like and leave whenever you need to. See you there!

Annual MLK Kauai celebration details:

Date: January 16, 2017.

Time: 930am to 1pm.

Location: Lihue Neighborhood Center. Map.

In the words of Coretta Scott King, “The holiday provides a unique opportunity to teach young people to fight evil, not people, to get in the habit of asking themselves, ‘What is the most loving way I can resolve this conflict?'”

At 9:30 am – Gather in the Lihue Neighborhood Center parking lot for a parade around the around the Isenberg Park.

10:15 am – Snack and water

10:30 am – Welcome and Kapaa Middle School choir performance

11:00 am – Videos  from Dr. King

11:25 – Kauai High School Peer Mediators presentation

11:45 am – Announcement of winners of 2017 poster contest

12:00 am – Closing and lunch

Next Kauai Shabbat on 2/18 | 2017 Calendar Updates

2017 January 10
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by Jeff

chanukah-on-kauai

We have updated our 2017 calendar of events through the High Holidays.

Reminder – January Shabbat services are cancelled. The next Shabbat will be Saturday, February 18, 2017!

Traditional services including Dvar Torah will be led by Rob Kvidt.

We will have an Oneg Shabbat following the service which is being sponsored by Vicki and Bill Ellacott. JCK needs sponsors for other onegs this year. Please take part as many levels of help and cost accessible to all are available

Where: St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Hardy Street, Lihue. Map.

When: Saturday, February 18, 2016.

Time: 10:00 am.

For more information please contact us.

Photo above from our 2016 Chanukah party at JCK. Thank to Elyse, Sandy, Carol and everyone else who made it a success.

Kauai Hanukkah Party | December 28 at 5PM

2016 December 13
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by Jeff

hanukkah on hawaii

Don’t miss our traditional Kauai Hanukkah party on Wednesday, December 28 from 5pm to 8pm.

Enjoy Homemade Latkes, plus help us make Sufganiyot (jelly donuts) at the party again this year! Also menorahs, dreidels, and crafts.

Folk dancing with Don Buskirk! This year we are adding Israeli style folk dancing to the party mix.

Also please bring your menorah to take part in our annual community lighting. Candles will be available.

There is no charge to attend for for paid JCK members. For non-members we suggest a $10 donation for a single person and $20 or more donation for a family.

Kauai Hanukkah Party and Potluck

JCK is providing latkes, donuts and drinks. Bring a dish to share based on the following:

  • A-K pupus
  • L-P dessert
  • R-Z main dish

Where: St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Hardy Street, Lihue. Map.

When: Wednesday, December 28, 2016. 5 pm.

Time: 5:00 pm.

Volunteers are also needed. For more information please contact Elyse Litvack at 639-4675.

Join Us For Yom Kippur on Kauai

2016 October 10
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by Jeff

G’mar Hatima Tova (may you be sealed in the Book of Life). We welcome all Kauai Jews and visitors to join us as our community concludes observance of the Days of Awe with Yom Kippur.

Services will again be led by fabulous Rabbi Aryeh Azriel. We’re most grateful to Vicki and Bill Ellacott for their generous sponsorship of the Break-The-Fast event!

The Jewish Day of Atonement (English translation for Yom Kippur) is by far the most widely observed Jewish holiday and many who do not participate in other Jewish customs will join us on this day. Yom Kippur takes place on the 10th day of Tishri. The holiday is based on Leviticus 23:27.

Following the conclusion of Yom Kippur, members and guests are invited to join us for a sumptuous Break The Fast feast, catered by Sandy Jennings and Fresh from the Garden.

The Jewish Community of Kauai wishes all an easy fast and a meaningful holiday!

Note: Attendance and the meal are included in annual membership. Non-members are requested to make a donation of $30 or more per person, per event, either online or at the door.

Yom Kippur 5777

Tuesday October 11, 2016

  • 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Kol Nidre service.

Wednesday October 12, 2016 

  • 10:00 AM – 12 Noon Morning services.
  • 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM Adult discussion.
  • 5:00PM-7:00 PM Yiskor and conclusion services.
  • 7:00 PM Break the Fast.

Location: St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Hardy Street, Lihue. Map.